In April our team had the pleasure of working with Aveda Global Styling Director, Allen Ruiz.
Allen Ruiz is co-owner of Jackson Ruiz Salon based in Austin, Texas and has worked with Aveda over the last 18 years and currently serves as the Global Style Director for Aveda North America.
As a Global Guest Artist, show lead for New York Fashion Week, Editorial Stylist and independent salon owner, Allen is a passionate artist who has honed his skill and talent in every facet of the beauty industry. Collaborating on Aveda global campaigns, education collections and manufacturer advisory panels Allen Ruiz is a pure voice within the industry.
Allen has enjoyed many awards, among them being recognized as the North American Hairstylist of the Year, Latina Magazine’s Top Ten Latino Hair Stylists in America and most recently International Stylist of the Year from the Canadian Mirror Awards.
Our Neroli team worked with Allen for 2 days at the Aveda Building Downtown on cutting techniques and formal finishing.
See what our team has to say below.
“I found value in the training, by having the Global Director of Styling showing me how to break down a style in reverse. To first start with shape then texture and finally technique. This helps me organize my thoughts to work more smart, which in returns allows me to be more creative.”
—Josef, Hair Designer Neroli East Side
“Working with Allen Ruiz helped me refine my hair cutting skills and add modern touches to basic haircuts. Learning new tips and techniques from him not only bettered my bridal styling skills but also every day hair styling skills as well. It was a pleasure to work with such an inspiring and talented stylist.”
—Alli, Hair Designer Neroli Brookfield
“I learned several great techniques for haircuts at every length. I’ve had a great time introducing and utilizing what we learned to offer even a slight variation to keep my guests style fun and fresh without the need of making a major change.”
—Sepideh, Hair Designer Neroli Downtown